When you think of the players we have available at Newcastle, it’s simply amazing that we’ve slumped so badly over the last seven league games, which could see us 3rd bottom of the league, if Wigan beat Swansea tomorrow night with their game in hand.
Alan Pardew – must inspire his players – and cut out the excuses
To say the players have massively under-performed this season, after finishing 5th top last season – doesn’t really capture the pathetic showing of Newcastle United in the league this term.
Of course we’ve heard all the reasons, too many injuries, too many good goals disallowed, bad luck – all that stuff, which is all you can talk about when you haven’t got the results
And we’re a little surprised why Alan Pardew was so delighted at getting just one point at West Ham on Saturday, when that was our third last game of the season – we have to think bigger than that – and we have to try to win both our next two games.
Win both of them – not try to win at QPR and then hang on for a draw against Arsenal – but win both games.
Fortune favors the brave and you can hardly have called Newcastle brave since we were eliminated from the Europa League – with 2 draws and 2 points and just one goal in our last four league games, and we’ve also conceded a phenomenal 10 goals – and 9 of those were at hoem in front of shocked sold-out Newcastle crowds..
That type of form gets sides relegated.
We cannot be the only ones who will be a little bit angry (there’s other words that are probably better than that) if we are relegated again – and we suppose the best we can hope for is that Wigan lose tonight – but that’s hardly due to Newcastle saving themselves.
Yes – we have to remain positive and believe we can do it – we know that – but our players have only two games left to save the club – and let’s hope we don’t screw it up.
Do you think Newcastle could come back from one goal down and one man down after 34 minutes – and be the better side in the second half and equalize to get a valuable point against Stoke, like Sunderland did last night?
Certainly not based on our form of the last seven league games, and that’s what worries us.
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